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Creepy Cute Crochet: Zombies, Ninjas, Robots, and More! Hardcover – April 1, 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
Fortunately, my gamble paid off. This book is full of really cute patterns. It's well-written, well-photographed, and the instructions are easy to follow. My favorite pattern is the monkey (on the cover), but they are all adorable. In a few weeks, I should have an army of little crocheted ninjas, monkeys and zombies marching across my desk!
This would be a great book for anyone who likes to crochet fun little toys. If you're an absolute, never-picked-up-a-hook beginner, you might want to start with a "how to crochet" book or website, but this would be a good book of patterns to start out with (just don't expect it to teach you crocheting from the ground up). For everyone else, beginner to experienced, this book is completely appropriate.
Like other reviewers, I'd not recommend that you use this book to learn to crochet. What it does brilliantly is to take your crochet skills and help you do the finishing in a way to make the product extra special. The monkey is genius.
The construction techniques are fairly simple - easy stitches, etc. But there are a few poorly worded or vaguely described parts that were extremely frustrating to get the hang of. I learned that if you are a somewhat experienced crocheter and get the general idea of her instructions - you can probably wing it when you get a little lost.
I made a perfectly cute pseudo-Cthulu little guy, and it worked up in less than 3 hours. And that includes the time spent wrestling with new techniques, cheap yarn, and frustrating face-tentacles.
Absolutely NOT a book for a beginning crocheter, but simple enough to be a small and quick project for someone who is still getting familiar with the art. Lots of opportunities for inspiration and customization!
I like this book very much, and I think many of the designs are very cute and original. For me, the corporate zombie pattern alone made this book worthwhile. It is also a very nicely presented book. It is a full colour hardback with all patterns given as both charts and as written instructions. However, this is a far from perfect book. For starters, although these patterns seem simple enough for a beginner, no basic crochet technique instructions are provided. Also, the patterns in this book are a bit on the repetitive side. Is there really a need for both a corporate zombie and a cyber zombie in the same book? Similarly, there is very little difference between the knight, the cleric, the Trojan and the Spartan. Nevertheless, there is still enough in this book to make it worth your money, and I highly recommend it for people looking for something that's a little edgier than bears and bunnies.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got this book to crochet some stocking stuffers for my grown children. I'm a beginner-intermediate at crochet. Most of the little guys I did worked out fine. Read morePublished 2 months ago by d parks
Easy to follow directions and really cute creatures. I loved this writer! I would gladly purchase more of her crochet how to books. Great sense of humor.Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
This is one of those "Just gotta love it" books. When you need something quick but GREAT !!!Published 3 months ago by DeAnna Osmer
Love this book, and even better my 3 sons and nephew love what I can make for them.Published 4 months ago by Genevieve Beyer
I decided to buy this after reading all the reviews (even the negative ones) as a little present for myself. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Fairly simple to learn, and very cute when done. A good way for all those geeks and nerds out there to get into crochet.Published 9 months ago by Sean Byrd
I really like this Amigurumi critter book. It is fun to have different patterns, other than animals, to make. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jen